Michael Earl Harber age 69, of Austin, Minnesota, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday morning July 6, 2019 at his home. Michael was born on May 31, 1950, in Austin, Minnesota, the son of Robert and Doris (Mellem) Harber. He graduated from Blooming Prairie High School in 1968. On April 7, 1979, Michael was united in marriage to Deloris Nelson. Michael farmed for many years and the last ten years before retiring he worked at Tandem Products in Blooming Prairie. A member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Austin and US RV MAPS, his faith was very important to him. After retirement the couple spent winter months in Texas enjoying time with MAPS friends and with family. The time Michael enjoyed most was spending time with his grandchildren. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Survivors include his loving wife, Deloris Harber of Austin, Minnesota, three daughters, Tammy (Dan) Arens of Faribault, Minnesota, Heidi (John) Ferguson of Shiner, Texas and Sara (Garry) Janssen of Lewisburg, Tennessee; two sons, Jason (Erin) Harber of Chicago, Illinois and Trevor Harber; ten grandchildren and one on the way and a great grandchild on the way; two sisters’ Jeanne Lewis of Dothan, Alabama and Denise (Mike) Fogarty of Rochester, Minnesota; and two brothers, Dan (Elizabeth) Harber of Waseca, Minnesota and Tom (Tammy) Harber of Blooming Prairie, Minnesota and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Michael was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Doris Harber and a sister, Nancy.
Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday July 12, 2019 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Austin, Minnesota. Visitation will be held from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Thursday evening at Worlein Funeral Home in Austin and one hour before the service at church on Friday. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the family. Services are performed with Worlein Funeral Home of Austin.